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Coffee Enema Frequently Asked Questions

Coffee Enema Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Marie-Eve Maitland on 10th Nov 2021

You might have heard about coffee enema and we get asked many questions about them and here are some that we hope might help you, if you decide to give it a try.

1. What are the benefits of coffee enemas?

The benefits of coffee enemas are vast and range from weight loss, digestive aid, and heavy metal detox. Coffee enemas can also help people with constipation, yeast overgrowth, and intestinal parasites.

Finally, coffee enemas are used as an holistic support for people who are seriously ill.


2. How often should I have an enema?

This really depends on your overall health. If you have underlying health conditions, talking to your doctor or homeopathic practitioner might be where to start.

One average, 1-2 every week is where you can start.


3. When (what time) should I have a coffee enema?

Because it contains coffee, morning or early afternoon is best to ensure the caffeine won't affect you.


4. How should I make my coffee solution?

What you will need:

  • 1L filtered water
  • 3 tablespoons ground organic ENEMA coffee (see our selection HERE)
  • Large, non aluminium pot
  • Purelife Health Coffee strainer

How to?

  1. First bring your filtered water to the boil then add you coffee ground
  2. Mix gently and reduce to a simmer for 10-15 minutes
  3. Let the coffee cool completely (or cover and leave overnight)
  4. Once the coffee is cool, strain the coffee using a very fine coffee strainer
  5. This recipe will give you 800ml of coffee solution - enough for 1 enema
  6. Store this in a clean glass/stainless steel jar with a lid and use within 24 hours.


5. What coffee should I use:

I recommend Purelife Organic or Robusta Health. For enemas, the strength of the coffee is the reverse to what you expect. The darker the coffee, the lesser the strength. If you are new to enemas, I really recommend a medium strength. 

Don't go for a light or ultra light roast until you have become accustomed to enemas. 


6. What bags/container should I use?

Bear in mind that you will need to hang the bag/bucket at least 60-75cm higher than you. The higher the bucket, the greater the flow.

It also depends on how much space you have to store the enemas kit, I have a fairly small bathroom so I use Purelife Health Silicone Enema Kit so I can fold it after it's been cleaned, and most importantly, it won't break.

If space is not an issue, then Purelife Health Glass with Harness Enema Kit or the Stainless Steel versions are great too. 

Just look at where it will hang and be stored after use.


7. FINALLY - How should I administer my enema?

  1. Start by cleaning your kit with boiling water and soap then rinse with clean, cool water
  2. Find a calm space and put plenty of towels on the floor (enema coffee can stain) and a pillow for your head
  3. Bring a book, your tablet or your phone and a timer
  4. Hang the bag/bucket at least 1 meter above where you will be laying
  5. Add 500-600ml of filtered water to your bag/bucket and let it flow until there are no air bubbles left and clamp the tube shut
  6. Lay down on your right side
  7. Insert the end of the nozzle in your rectum (3-4 inches) - this should not be painful - use lubricant to help (such as coconut oil)
  8. Let the water flow in by unclamping the tube. This can be done in stages to let your body adapt
  9. Try to keep the water in for 5-6 minutes - it can be uncomfortable but breathing and concentrating on other things such as a tv program, music or a book will help
  10. Once you have done a few minutes, go to the toilet and evacuate your bowels
  11. Add your coffee and let the coffee flow until there's no air bubbles left
  12. Lie on your right side and insert the nozzle in your rectum and unclamp the tube - let the coffee flow in 2-3 stages. Let your body adapt and breathe
  13. Try to keep the coffee in for 10-15 minutes (for a maximum of 20 minutes) and then evacuate your bowels
  14. Make sure you drink plenty of water after.

Please don't worry if you can't keep the coffee/water for more than 5 minutes. Gradually it will get easier. 


Finally a few basic rules? 

Make sure your coffee is cool

Only use good quality coffee

Clean your equipment before and after each use with an natural soap (such as Dr Bronner or Purelife Health Coconut Soap) and boiling water

Give yourself enough time. `

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with me on HERE

In Health,

Marie-Eve